Ready for another adventure in modern-day, socially-acceptable racism? Welcome to Texas State University, where a student named Rudy Martinez recently penned an op-ed for the campus newspaper, the University Star. Martinez’s aggro title – “Your DNA is an Abomination” – is only the first of many outrageous opinions he has about white people.
“When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered – whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friend, police officers, et cetera – there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent,’” Martinez wrote.
A good rule of thumb for anyone who constantly encounters people (of any race, gender, religion, or ethnicity) they find intolerable? THEY AREN’T THE PROBLEM. YOU ARE.
But that doesn’t leave a lot of room for a good victim complex, and Martinez has a whopper. He has a fully-paid membership in the looniest of modern “race theory,” and it clearly colors everything he writes about in this op-ed.
“You were not born white,” he informs white readers. “You became white.”
Elsewhere in the essay, he refers to police as “fascist foot soldiers” and of course he couldn’t resist telling us that a “white supremacist inhabits the White House.”
“Whiteness will be over because we want it to be,” Martinez concludes. “And when it dies, there will be millions of cultural zombies aimlessly wandering across a vastly changed landscape. Ontologically speaking, white death will mean liberation for all. Until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.”
A rant this ignorant barely deserves a response, but many TSU students and alumni took great exception to Martinez’s ridiculous, racist tirade. In comments to the Washington Examiner, former TSU student president Andrew Homann said he was disgusted with the essay.
“I have no doubt that racism is still alive today,” Homann said. “Look no further than this blatantly racist, divisive article posted by the University Star. While I believe Mr. Martinez has every right to express his disparaging world-view, I am appalled that the school paper, funded by tuition and tax dollars, would give this guy a platform to do so.”
Meanwhile, current student body president Connor Clegg said on Facebook: “Blatant racism should have no place in a newspaper students pay for.”
As for Martinez, he denies there was anything racist about the op-ed.
“Was the piece racist?” he asked. “Nope; racist attitudes come from a position of power. The only group who have ever held true power in this nation are those who call themselves ‘white.’”
Well, gee. “Become” white yourself, and go nuts, son!